iPhone app for motor efficiency
The new BE$T application for iPhones can easily and accurately calculate an existing motor's annual electricity usage based on its nominal efficiency and compare it to the annual electricity usage of premium efficiency motors.
The new BE$T application for iPhones can easily andaccurately calculate an existing motor's annual electricity usage based on itsnominal efficiency and compare it to the annual electricity usage of premiumefficiency motors. It then recommends, by catalog number, the appropriate motorfor the application, and notes the payback period, in months, for replacing theexisting motor. The software is also capable of calculating and comparingyearly electrical savings when a variable speed drive is used verses a constantspeed motor - and it also shows annual CO 2 footprint reductions.BE$T is also available in CD-ROM format or downloadable from the companyWebsite. The BE$T iPhone application is also available from iTunes and can belocated by searching for the keyword "Baldor."
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Annual Salary Survey
In a year when manufacturing continued to lead the economic rebound, it makes sense that plant manager bonuses rebounded. Plant Engineering’s annual Salary Survey shows both wages and bonuses rose in 2012 after a retreat the year before.
Average salary across all job titles for plant floor management rose 3.5% to $95,446, and bonus compensation jumped to $15,162, a 4.2% increase from the 2010 level and double the 2011 total, which showed a sharp drop in bonus.